In addition to being a Neurofeedback Therapy specialist, I’m also a parent and a co-parent instructor, so I understand the needs of children and how important it is to be patient and supportive of them.
These days parents face many challenges with their children. At their core children want to be good, but sometimes because of their surrounding, stress and or a chemical imbalance in their brain, they might have a difficult time behaving then other children.
Children with behavioral issues have anxiety, severe tantrums, can use manipulation to get attention which can be challenging for their parent, siblings, and society. Often, these children are perceived as being disruptive, mean and just plain old bad. Lots of times, these issues are never diagnosed but are still a significant issue in a child’s capacity to make and keep friends or succeed in school and extracurricular activities. These children often require intervention because of the impact their behavior has on their family life.
A friend of mine who has a child that suffered from a behavior disorder felt utterly alone and alienated from other moms who didn’t include her son on play dates or invite him to their children’s birthday parties. She was heartbroken, knowing her son was excluded. This kind of alienation did affect him as well. Before she knew about Neurofeedback therapy, she tried many medications, but they presented various side effects, which concerned her. When my friend requested my help, I explained how Neurofeedback therapy worked, and how it was painless, noninvasive and had zero side effects. She was thrilled and signed her son up for sessions. When she came to the Eustache Institute, it was vital for me to gain an understanding of her child’s brain and body function. At the institute, we conduct a personalized assessment of children with behavioral disorders and develop a program specifically designed for them. To improve their physical and academic functions, and reduce their negative behaviors, we exercise the areas of the brain that control attention, emotion, and action, and aim to strengthen those areas through Neurofeedback therapy. Children will learn how to manage their impulsive behaviors, stay calm and focused during stressful situations or circumstances where they might become agitated by outside forces. I’m thrilled to say that In just a few short sessions my friend has seen a vast improvement in her son’s behavior and his pre-school teachers notice the positive difference as well. Her son even made a friend and is no longer feeling excluded at school, which warms her heart as his mama.
Before we judge any child and their parent, please try and be compassionate and understanding. We truly never know what that family, or single parent and their child might be going through at that time. Remember, all children genuinely desire to be good, but sometimes their negative behavior is out of their control due to a brain imbalance.